AfDB Accelerating Economic Development in Senegal

By Gift Briton Over the last five decades, African Development Bank(AfDB) has delivered 116 projects worth $3.47 billion to Senegal, with the latest project being the Regional Express Train launched in December last year. Speaking at the state house in Dakar, where he received visiting AfDB’s head Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President Macky Sall commended the continent’s […]
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Crop Protection Tools Crucial for African Farmers

By Charity Wanja Pests and weeds are Paul Muriuki Mugambi’s biggest headache in is his five hectare piece of land located in Naru Moru , Lakipia County. Mugambi, who has specialized in export food crops such as baby corn and various types of peas is keen on good crop protection for a good harvest. The […]
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UNESCO Discovers the Largest Coral Reef in Tahiti

By Gift Briton           A scientific research mission supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has discovered one of the world’s largest coral reefs off the coasts of Tahiti. The rose-shaped coral reef which sits on 65 m depth is approximately 3km long and 60m wide. This is a highly unique discovery because […]
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Kenya: Sign Language Interpreters Transforming Access to Health Services for Deaf Persons in Kisumu

By Koffi Barry  The incorporation of sign language interpreters in the healthcare system is gaining traction in the lakeside City of Kisumu. This comes after the County government of Kisumu employed two sign language interpreters in July, 2021 to assist patients with hearing impairments access services at two main hospitals within the county. Kenya has about […]
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Spray Service Providers Curbing Misuse of Pesticides in Kenya

By Faith Atieno Being that the climatic conditions in the tropics favor the existence of pests and diseases, the use of pesticides to protect crops is often inevitable. However, pesticide use in Kenya has come under serious criticism with misuse of these products by farmers being cited as a major challenge. Timothy Njagi, Development Economist, […]
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Kenya: Bicycles Easing Access to Health Services in Nyalenda Informal Settlement

By Evance Odhiambo Forty percent of Kisumu City residents reside in the informal settlements including Nyalenda. With such a population, access to proper healthcare has not been a walk in the park due to low income and the distance to health facilities. Over the past years, Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) have acted as a linkage […]
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HIV: Injectable PrEP Receives Approval

By Sharon Atieno Cabotegravir (CAB-LA),the first injectable form of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), joins a wide range of HIV prevention tools including male and female condoms, daily oral PrEP, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring after receiving the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The CAB-LA, branded Apretude, is an […]
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